Torch: How to be a successful student athlete

Nov 23, 2016
Manage priorities, have a plan, sacrifice, strive to be the best, and work hard.  These are all essential components in order to be a successful student athlete.  Students at Lincoln High School are often involved in multiple athletics, as well as being a premier student.  They succeed in both of...

Torch: How to prepare a derby car

Nov 23, 2016
Entering a car in a demolition derby involves more than just smashing out the windows and painting a number on the door. There is a long process, which takes time and dedication. But like any sport, there’s more to it than meets the eye. You won’t get very far if you just buy an old clunker, spend...

FFA members compete, convene and contribute

Nov 23, 2016
The Lake City FFA has been very busy lately with contests, convention and the beginning of our annual corn drive. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Dairy Cattle Judging team and two members of the Poultry judging team traveled to River Falls, Wis., to participate in their respective contests. The Dairy team...

Torch: Pressure at state

Nov 23, 2016
The process might be exhausting, but the outcome is worth it. Throughout high school athletics, athletes strive all season to make it to the state tournament.  The crowds are larger, competitors are at their best, and a player’s emotions are at their highest.  Athletes have to learn how to handle...

School district counts blessings

Nov 23, 2016
Lake City Public Schools has a lot to be thankful for this month. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Lake City Education Foundation raised about $30,000 at its Black and Orange Gala fundraiser. Two days later, at its November meeting, the Lake City School Board voted to accept monetary donations totalling...

Torch: Shopping Smart for the Holidays

Nov 23, 2016
When it comes to shopping it can be very unpredictable. You can go to your nearest mall and find everything and more or absolutely nothing that’s on your list. It can be very rewarding or very frustrating. We buy things we need, we buy things we want, we buy things that are full price, or we wait...

Hiawatha Animal Humane Society - Pet of the Week

Nov 23, 2016
These pets are available for adoption through the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society.   Each individual pet listing tells a story and who to contact for more information.  For a complete listing of the animals still available for adoption visit their website

Gerken's donates dog food to humane society

Nov 23, 2016
Jay Gilcreast, a volunteer with the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society (HAHS), takes a break on the tailgate of his truck as he loads up the 50 cartons of dog food that was donated to the HAHS by Jennifer Gerken of Gerken’s Town and Country.  The HAHS expressed their appreciation for the donation for...

Kiwanis students of the month for November

Nov 23, 2016
Two Lincoln High students were presented with certificates for Lake City Kiwanis students of the month for November.  From left: Gracie Fitzsimmons and Denilzo Baltazar were both nominated by the math department.

Christmas book sale to be held Dec. 2 and 3

Nov 23, 2016
The Friends of the Lake City Public Library are sponsoring their annual  Christmas Book Sale at the library on Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.This book sale concentrates on Christmas themed items of fiction, childrens, cookbooks, entertaining,...


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